Earlier this week, the House Oversight Committee declared its subpoena of Devon Archer, linked to the Biden family, compelling him to testify before Congress.
“The significance of Mr. Archer’s testimony cannot be overstated as it is pivotal to the Committee’s inquiry. He is intimately tied to Hunter Biden’s business dealings, with numerous foreign individuals and international corporations,” the committee’s official Twitter handle noted.
Archer holds vital information in investigation
Furthermore, they added, “The Committee has identified corporate organizations to which Mr. Archer has links, as well as the involvement of the Biden family within them.”
Additionally, Mr. Archer holds vital information on the intended function of these organizations and has familiarity with pertinent documents relative to the Committee’s investigation. “We anticipate his forthcoming testimony,” the statement further clarified.
Archer has a prior criminal history
In February of 2022, Archer was found guilty of scamming a Native American tribal group, receiving a prison sentence of one year and one day, and being mandated to repay $43,954,416.75.
After he failed to meet the payment, the government moved in April to seize funds from his accounts.
Allegations under scrutiny
In 2014, Archer and Hunter Biden served together on the board of Burisma, an energy corporation based in Ukraine and now at the heart of bribery allegations under the scrutiny of the House Oversight Committee.
Following his arrest, Archer relinquished his board position at Burisma in 2016.
Archer’s previous ties with the Biden family
A 2014 photograph of Archer playing golf with then-Vice President Joe Biden in Southampton, New York, has become infamous.
This picture cast doubt on the extent of Biden’s awareness of his son’s controversial foreign business engagements – a matter he claimed during his presidential campaign never to have discussed with his son.
President Biden denies knowing about Hunter’s business dealings
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden stated to journalists at a campaign event in Iowa.
The issuance of the subpoena followed a statement from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on the Senate floor, questioning the FBI’s decision to redact a segment of an informant’s interview before presenting it to the House Oversight Committee.
The redacted portion reportedly revealed that a foreign individual, thought to be the CEO of Burisma, had 15 audio recordings of phone calls with Hunter Biden and two involving Joe Biden himself.